I'm trying to get some audio files sorted for my website, what is the best format to get them into, bearing in mind I have a slow connection and takes ages to upload big files? Please vote.
Try the ones ive done on my website as .wma, they're class!! Ta, Nick
Would recommend mp3 for compatability reasons. wma, though good, requires a windows platform to run, and that's not going to please everyone.
mp3 is across the board, and the most popular. Most people know what they are. Also you can tweak your bit rates to squeeze the file size. 128kbps will give you excellent reproduction right up to the high end of the spectrum.. if you can stand a little loss in quality toward the high end, then 96 will be adequate -
Incidentally, for personal mp3 players on headphones, you can usually get away with 64, allowing you to pack them in there!
Agree with all that is said here. If you're offering MP3s, try converting to several bitrates, or even VBR format, and find a trade-off between quality and size. You might want to consider a low-bandwidth download and a broadband download. How long a file are we talking?
If a few seconds, you can afford to keep quality high, although a good conversion utility can give crisp and clear sound at rates as low as 48Kbps for larger files. Musicmatch Jukebox uses an excellent converter for just this kind of compression. Failing that, Audacity is an excellent little utility for mixing and converting MP3s of all bitrates, all you need is the "Lame" codec.
Searching for any of these on Yahoo will turn up pages and pages of information on all of these programs and ideas!
Yeah! Of course, but I couldn't eat three!! Besides, PASTY VORBIS, doesn't quite have the technical ring to it, however it could be the procedure used to 'cram' as many oggies as possible into a lunch-box. Now that's what I call compression!! :wink: